Pause and Delay Quick Judgement
We process information real-time. Often, we listen and observe then decide or judge instantly. That is what quick-thinkers and smart people do. But it can work against us.
Our subconscious mind usually reacts quicker than our conscious mind. Sometimes we serve ourselves better by letting things unfold, independently of an immediate reaction.
Why not trade judgement in for self-reflection?
Let us use more delay-time than real-time judging and deciding today.
Silver Lining of the Worst Day
Sometimes we hear people say, or we say, “I’ve had the worst day."
A worst day is the most extreme degree of bad. But what is a bad or worst day? It’s all a matter of perspective. Our worst day is probably someone else’s best day. I bet there are a lot of other people out there that would love to live our worst day.
There’s always a silver lining. Usually, the worst days teach us the best lessons.
Let us keep our perspective and make it the best today.
Outgrowing Your Circle
As our life changes, so will our circle. We will outgrow people in our circle.
Some people in our circle outgrow us.
Some people are only compatible with who we used to be.
Some people had the opportunity to move forward with us but they opted not to.
Sometimes we need to step out of our circle, so we don’t keep going around and around in circles.
Life is always moving forward. The question is are we moving forward?
Let us welcome personal advancement as a gift and opportunity today.
Mental clutter in our mind is draining. This clutter is noise that deteriorates our energy. Clutter takes up valuable space in our mind.
When we can clear our mind, it’s easier to stay focused, find the best in the day, and see the world around us through a clear lens.
Why not remove people and things that assume a full-time position in our thoughts? We can reduce them to a part-time or temporary position or give them up completely.
Let us get rid of the junk so we can open up space for newness in our thoughts today.
Opportunity for a Bonus
Managing expectations is a balancing act. Expectations that are out of our control, when reduced to zero, brings the greatest opportunity for a bonus.
We set ourselves up for success when we attach to expectations that are in our control. Everything else is an unhealthy attachment: people, situations, external forces… When we release the expectations that are out of our control, we are open to simply enjoy the way things are rather than what we think they should be.
Let us enjoy all the extra bonuses that we receive today.
No Free Rides
There is no such thing as a free ride. Sometimes we can coast but after a while, we must start pushing again. Otherwise, we come to a complete standstill.
We may wait and wait and wait for someone to come help but at some point, we must get up and start moving again, pushing again.
A life that is spent stagnant is a life that is wasted. When the ride of our life is over, wouldn’t we want it to be used up with nothing left over or undone?
Let us be free to make the most of every moment while riding this beautiful ride of life today.
When we get stuck in a rut, we probably got there because we let ourselves get comfortable. A rut isn’t something we can’t get out of. It’s a habit or pattern of acting in a certain way that has become dull, repetitive, boring… we think it’s hard to change but is it really?
Maybe we are just doing the same thing over and over for too long. Being in a rut is simply being stuck in a habit of living.
Maybe it’s as easy as starting a new habit.
Let us turn our rut into a smooth trail of being alive today.